Bob VogelQ. I’m in my fifth year as a T8 para. I take Ditropan to control bladder spasms, which enables me to keep myself dry while managing my bladder with intermittent cathing. The one side effect I have from Ditropan is really bad dry mouth.

A friend of mine — also a para — said Ditropan also gives him dry mouth, and about a year after he started taking it, he developed a mouth full of serious cavities that cost him big bucks to fix, not to mention the pain of the dental work. His dentist said dry mouth caused by taking Ditropan probably led to the sudden outbreak of decay.

At his dentist’s